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About Pella Windows and Doors

Pella Windows and Doors, headquartered in Pella, Iowa, offers a wide array of window styles for homeowners and builders alike. They feature various styles of operation, color options, shapes, wood species, and other features. Here’s a brief guide highlighting each of the specific window types—as well as the special series windows—offered by Pella.


Single-Hung Window

  • Custom design: Pella single-hung windows are available in a classic design with a variety of customization options. Variations in materials and look are available in the Architect, Impervia, 350, 250, and Encompass Series.
  • Ventilation: The bottom sash of the single-hung window raises to provide air circulation for any room.


Double Hung Window

  • Popularity: The double hung window has become one of the most commonly purchased window designs in the industry.
  • Variety of design: The classic design of this window includes two operational sashes, the bottom opens upwards and the top downwards to provide any room with maximum ventilation.Variations in style and materials used are available in the Architect, Designer, Impervia, 450, 350, 250, and Encompass Series.
  • Special feature: Both sashes of these windows have a tilt-wash feature, making each window easy to clean.

pella double hung windows

Casement Window

  • Best-selling: Providing a clear and unobstructed view of the outdoor world, this single panel window from Pella has become a favorite among customers.
  • Ease of use: These windows were designed to be easily opened, closed, and locked through the movement of a single handle. Because of this, they are the perfect option for areas which may be hard to reach.
  • Variety of design: Variations on the casement window are available in the Architect, Designer, Impervia, 450, 350, and Encompass Series.


Bay and Bow Windows

  • Increased light: Bay and Bow windows extend out from the home into the outdoor environment. This design provides an extended view and maximum natural light to the home.
  • Custom design: The bay window is usually a stationary window in the center with windows which open on either side. The bow window is created from four or more windows curving outwards and you have the choice of stationary or opening windows. Unique styles and material options are available in the Architect, Designer, Impervia, 450, and Encompass Series.


Awning Windows

  • Increased light and ventilation: These windows, which are typically wider than they are tall, are often used in combination with other windows to provide extra light or air circulation to a room.
  • Simple design: Awning windows are hinged at the top and the entire sash opens at the bottom with the use of a single handle. A single panel window, this design provides an unobstructed view outdoors. For materials and designs suited to your specific needs, choose from the various customizations available in the Architect, Designer, Impervia, 450, 350, and Encompass Series.


Sliding Windows

  • Variety of design: This Pella window is conveniently designed with two, side-by-side sashes. Available in fiberglass or vinyl, with style variations in the Impervia, 350, 250, and Encompass Series.
  • Improved ventilation: One sash slides open, which provides an easy option for air circulation and natural light into any room.


Special Shape Windows

  • Design and cost: The diverse line of special shape windows enables homeowners, builders, and remodelers to find virtually any window shape to fit their specific needs for a project. With designs center on curves or sharp angles, along with variations on style and material, Pella Special Shape windows provide customers with a custom look at a much lower price.

pella windows offering a view to the forest

About the Pella Windows Series

With seven different series available under the Pella name, homeowners and builders can browse windows based on the materials used, their unique features, and customization options. Read on below to learn about the Architect, Designer, 450, Impervia, 350, 250, Encompass Series.


Pella Windows Architect Series

  • Eco-friendly: The Architect Series focuses on increasing the energy efficiency of the home and providing window designs which can fit the architectural needs of any home.
  • Custom shapes and weather-resistant: These windows are available in wide variety of customized shapes and include HurricaneImpact® glass, which is exceptionally resistant to weather, noise, and intruders.
  • Natural design: The beauty of Architect Series windows is in Pella’s commitment to using classic woods including mahogany, alder, Douglas fir, pine, white oak, cherry, red oak, and maple.


Pella Windows Designer Series

  • Eco-friendly: The Designer Series uses triple pane glass, which increases the energy efficiency of your windows by 53 to 74 percent and reduces outside noise by 29 to 50 percent compared to traditional, single-pane windows.
  • Innovative glass: These windows include between-the-glass blinds that never need to be cleaned, which also reduces the allergens in your home.
  • Weather-resistant: Because the Designer Series uses Pella’s Enduraguard Wood Protection on their interiors and EnduraClad aluminum-clad exteriors, the windows in this series are low-maintenance, protected from weather and moisture for years after installation.


Pella Windows 450 Series

  • Best-selling: Due to their wood interiors and budget-friendly price, the 450 Series features some of Pella’s most popular windows.
  • Customized design: This series provides various color options, with wood interiors which can be stained and low-maintenance, aluminum-clad exteriors in your choice of ten colors. Additionally, the windows in this collection can be sized-to-order in ¼” increments.


Pella Windows Impervia Series

  • Long-lasting: The windows in the Pella Impervia Series are made from a five-layer, engineered fiberglass called Duracast, which makes them the most durable and weather-resistant windows and doors in the industry.
  • Variety of design: Available in different colors for the durable powder-coat finish, which mimics the look of wood.
  • Durable materials: Because these windows are made from strong fiberglass, they’re energy efficient and low-maintenance, and they’ll look new for years after installation.


Pella Windows 350 Series

  • Energy-efficient: With InsulShield® Advanced Low-E triple-pane glass and up to 18 insulating chambers in the frames, the windows in the 350 Series are the most energy efficient windows manufactured by Pella. Compared to traditional, single-pane windows, these windows are 54 to 83 percent more energy efficient.
  • Unique design options: The design features SmoothSeamTM, virtually invisible, welded corners. Additionally, this series of windows has unique design options including between-the-glass shades, grills, or blinds and various color choices in Pella’s signature low-maintenance, long-lasting DuraColor finish.


Pella Windows 250 Series

  •  Energy efficient: An InsulShield Low-E insulating double-pane glass comes standard with the window, making these windows 54 to 77 percent more energy efficient than conventional single-pane windows, and blocking up to 86 of the sun’s fading ultraviolet rays. Each window includes the option of adding foam insulation for added energy efficiency.
  • Quality design: Precision welded and multi-chamber frames make these windows durable and weather resistant. With careful attention to detail, Pella designers have created a window with a higher quality look than you would typically expect from a vinyl window.


Encompass Series

  • Low-maintenance: The Encompass Series windows are created with solid colors throughout the vinyl, eliminating the need for repainting or touch-ups.
  • Durability: Built with longevity in mind, each Encompass window has a multichambered, fully welded sash and frame which strengthen the window.

Warranty Information

Pella creates windows that will last, and their warranties are considered to be some of the best in the business. Each warranty is different, depending on the product purchased, but here’s what you can expect from the most popular products:

  • Wood windows: These carry a 20/10 limited warranty. This means that all wood windows have 20-year coverage on glass and 10-year coverage on non-glass products. It’s transferrable, so if you sell your home, the warranty goes to the new owner.
  • Fiberglass and vinyl: The lifetime warranty here means that all vinyl and wood windows have will be replaced if damage occurs as the result of manufacturing fault or defect. Labor costs are only covered for up to two years after the purchase of a window directly from Pella or a certified Pella dealer. This warranty is non-transferable, so if the owner of the home changes, the warranty is no longer valid.

To learn more about the durable and exceptionally energy efficient products designed and manufactured by Pella Windows and Doors, click here to begin planning your next project.

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